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Gishka van Ree – Fundamentals of Drawing: W1 with Gishka van Ree

Gishka is an Adelaide artist with extensive qualifications in the Visual Arts. His wide teaching experience includes Central
School of Art and Pepper Street where he continues to tutor in General Drawing. A finalist in the Parklands Art Prize and the
Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, his work has won many prizes and is held in public and private collections in Australia
and overseas.

This is a 4 week course.

Required Materials.
2B, 4B and 6B pencils
Charcoal pencils
A4 Sketchbook (Officeworks)

To enrol in Gishka van Ree – Fundamentals of Drawing: W1, please contact the tutor liaison.

Lyn Coad



8 Feb 2023
7pm - 9.30pm


St Matthews Homes’ Activities Hall
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$90 Members; $135 Non-Members

Additional information

Basic drawing fundamentals is an essential part of art and always a good thing to revisit for those of us who have! Drawing is pivotal for artists, a benchmark and tool of creative exploration that informs visual discovery. Gisha, well versed and a veteran in this skill, gently walked us thru a number of challenges. Using the beautiful simple mediums of graphite and charcoal, we started with objects relationship to each other, a stool (with many too many cut out bits) and jars! Perspective and foreshortening understanding; using a pile of books, boxes and fruit. Next shapes, expressed thru value with bowls and small pots. And then of course ellipses, fruit in the glass bowl. Gishka ‘gleefully’ included lots of little challenges, like crumbled/folded cloth, saying “it will be interesting to see how you work with this!”
I believe we all enjoyed the classes and the sharing our efforts and learning.